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France : Île-de-France

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Isles-les-Meldeuses, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Approx. altitude: 49 m (160 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 177°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: On bridge 70 m from CP: Isles-les-Meldeuses to the East #3: On bridge 70 m from CP: downstream the river Marne #4: View North from CP: river bank #5: View East from CP: river #6: View South from CP: river #7: View West from CP: river bank #8: GPS #9: Another GPS photo #10: The other arm of the river Marne: idyll

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  49°N 3°E (visit #9)  

#1: Standing on the bridge: CP 70 metres North on the left bank

(visited by Florian Schindler)

04-Jun-2010 -- Coming from 49°N-04°E I took the highway towards Paris and left it at Cocherel. I passed the town of Isles-les-Meldeuses and crossed the famous bridge over the river Marne.

To my amazement only a single lane crosses the bridge. From the photos I thought that it is a wide bridge. I pulled off North West of the bridge, 190 metres beeline to the point. By foot I crossed the first bridge and took a foot path down to the small island, which separates the river Marne in two arms.

Getting all zeros or at least reaching a distance less than 10 metres was a hard task. There are trees and scrub on the island, which hindered the Confluence dance. I finally stepped down to the bank and got my best reading there. It is likely that the exact point is in the water of the river only a few metres off the bank.

I returned to the bridge and took photos upstream towards the point (70 metres away), towards the nearby town Isles-les-Meldeuses and downstream.

It was noon and I had a rest at the nearby lakes and later drove to 49°N-02°E.


 All pictures
#1: Standing on the bridge: CP 70 metres North on the left bank
#2: On bridge 70 m from CP: Isles-les-Meldeuses to the East
#3: On bridge 70 m from CP: downstream the river Marne
#4: View North from CP: river bank
#5: View East from CP: river
#6: View South from CP: river
#7: View West from CP: river bank
#8: GPS
#9: Another GPS photo
#10: The other arm of the river Marne: idyll
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
On the northern riverside of the Marne River, very close to the water.